November 27, 2017

IAF wanted to avenge 26/11, but UPA 'blocked' surgical strike

IAF wanted to avenge 26/11, but UPA 'blocked' surgical strike - SHOCKING DETAILS of how India 'spared' Saeed

Nov 27, 2017 | 13:10 IST | Times Now Bureau

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New Delhi: In a shocking disclosure, Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Fali Homi Major has revealed that the Indian Air Force was ready to take revenge for the devastating 2008 Mumbai terror attacks but the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government 'blocked' any further action on the surgical strike option that was meant to teach terror-sponsor Pakistan a lesson.

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The former IAF chief, in conversation with Times Now's National Affairs Editor Srinjoy Chowdhury, revealed the IAF's surgical strike plan in 2008.

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Nine years after the 26/11, the ex-IAF chief dropped a bombshell when he revealed that they had the plan as well as capability to hit the terror-training camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in 2008, but the then UPA government never gave the necessary nod.

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Talking to Times Now, the former IAF chief said that two days after the strike, the heads of the three services of Indian Armed Forces were called at the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence along with the then defence minister AK Antony and the defence secretary. 

Before the meeting, the three chiefs had discussed amongst themselves what could be done and considered the possible options the government could ask them to take, said Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Fali Homi Major. 

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During the meeting, the IAF chief apprised the then PM that from logistics to weapons and planes, everything was ready to strike terror-training camps in PoK. But he never received a go-ahead from the government.

In the wake of an attack like 26/11, the window of opportunity to strike is 24 hours, said Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Fali Homi Major, adding that even a small tactical action by the Air Force has a strategic effect.

"Surgical strike was an opportunity lost and we didn't make use of it."

In a nutshell, here are the claims made by the former IAF chief:

The revelation tears apart the Congress' claims that the UPA has also conducted surgical strike during its tenure but never publicised it to gain the electoral advantage, 'unlike PM Narendra Modi'. 

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The sensational revelation raises the following questions:

Why did the UPA let go of an opportunity to teach Pakistan a lesson in the aftermath of 26/11 attack?Why did the UPA not take up IAF’s proposal of surgical strike despite the IAF Chief's assurances of being prepared?Was the Congress misleading India when it claimed to have carried out successful surgical strikes during its tenure?

The disclosure has sent political shockwaves. The Bharatiya Janata Party has slammed the then UPA government, saying the Congress lacked the courage to take on Pakistan.

Nationalist Congress Party leader Majid Memon has described the revelation as truly shocking

November 26, 2017

Where Gilgit Baltistan stands in Law Books?

Answer is needed from Lawyers and Politicians and also from intellectuals, teachers, students and general masses.

We the people of PoGB (Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan) read about the governor, Chief Minister and GBLA etc in newspapers, TV Channels and Radios. We go to the courts and hear the words of High Court and sometimes even Supreme Court. We are told by the Lawyer and Court officials that so and so judge has arrived and listened both the sides of lawyers. One lawyer (prosecutor) gives his expert opinion against an accused or complainant/plaintiff and another gives his opinion in favour of the accused/defendant. If accused is innocent, it means the prosecutor is lying, if accused has committed crime it means the defendant lawyer is lying in the court. Those who lost their case say this Judge was biased or took bribe from other side. Have we- the general masses- ever thought that we have Judges, High Court, Assembly, Governor and Chief Minister. Then why some people, political parties and even Lawyers’ Bodies like Bar Associations demand for constitutional rights. Will constitutional rights give us our deserved rights? Is the publicity on Judiciary, GBLA, Governor, Chief Minister and Judges is true legally or is it false like Pine fruit, not pine apple fruit. If the terminology of Province, Governor, GBLA (Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly), CM, High Court, Supreme Court of Judges is true, then why people and even lawyers themselves demand for constitutional rights? If this terminology is true, which has been introduced by Pakistani government, then why the people are not satisfied and asking constitutional rights or 5th province or seats in Pakistani National Assembly or rights like Pakistani held J&K? If this terminology is true legally then why this so-called terminology of province, GBLA, Chief Minister, governor, High Court and Judges is missing in the constitution of Pakistan? Neither any other constitution mentions this?

Every country in the world mentions its system including Legislative, Judiciary, Administration or Security and the whole system is bound to its Constitution and no law can be passed against its Constitution. But why Pakistani administration has introduced a bogus system in its occupied Gilgit-Baltistan against its own constitution? Is this not violation of the constitution by Pakistani government and its Military who jointly violate their own constitution? Pakistani constitution’s article 53, 5 says (2) obedience to the constitution and law is the (inviolable) obligation of every citizen wherever he may be and of every other person for the time being within Pakistan.  Article 106 mentions 4 provinces of Pakistan but GB is missing and Article 246 mentions 11 Tribal Agencies and GB is missing here also.  Article 257- Provision related to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, states that when the people of the State of J&K decide to accede to Pakistan, the relation between Pakistan and the state shall be determined in accordance with the wishes of the people of that State. Gilgit-Baltistan is still missing here, but the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Lahore High Court have clearly mentioned in their verdicts that Gilgit-Baltistan is disputed part of Jammu & Kashmir. UNCIP has well documented Gilgit-Baltistan even by mentioning its population (2 Lacs in 1947) and its bravery.

Lawyers must tell us, why the name of Gilgit-Baltistan has not been mentioned here in this Pakistani Article 257. Secondly, this article has also shown the lies and duplicity of Pakistani government, otherwise it would have mentioned the procedure (fair and impartial elections/referendum under whom will determine the relation) that shall determine the relation with Pakistan and if not (in case if people do not vote for Pakistan) then what will be the next?  There are 2 options not one, this is what this article says. The Two options are either to vote for Pakistan or India. There is no third option in 28th April 1949 UNCIP resolutions, which was suggested by Pakistan and followed by India. Do you think that under the Pakistani occupation the people of J&K and GB can vote freely without any threat or bribe etc? If this happens how international community and UN will accept the results of such bogus votes under Pakistani forces.

My question is why our lawyers have willingly or unwillingly accepted the bogus type of Judiciary where merit has no value? Is it  because the so-called Judges Appointment Authority is ‘Ministry of Kashmir Affairs’ and other Ministries of Islamabad which consider his/her religious, Political affiliation, power of money, likes and dislikes. The most important matter is that the whole Judicial System is illegal, because it is unconstitutional. The Judges are not legally Judges, because the Judiciary has been set-up in violation of Constitution of Pakistan, violation of Pakistan Supreme Court verdict 1999 and in the violation of UNCIP Resolutions as well. How unconstitutional appointees are called as Judges, where the appointer has no legal/constitutional authority to do so? How the terminology of High Court and Supreme Court is used to mention such illegal courts and their so-called Judges?

Now come to the politicians, intellectuals, teachers and students. Why the terminology of Province has been adopted (introduced by the Pakistani Politicians and Military regime) in the same manner they have introduced illegal court like Taliban or ISIS Shura. Why bogus designations like Governor, Chief Minister, GBLA has been given? If Pakistani government has given provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan, it is not clear which country’s province it belongs because it does not exist in Pakistan (although Pakistan covers it unconstitutionally). Pakistan controls it administratively, but it is missing in its legal book (Constitution). PoGB itself does not have its own Constitution even the one like in PoK (Constitution of 1974). Why we the people of PoGB accept this fake province, which is only in words but not practically and legally. If PoGB is not a legal province then why we should use the term of Governor, Chief Minister for the fake/illegal posts? If we the people of PoGB are part of a province, then why some people and Lawyers’ bodies are demanding for Provincial status, High Court, Supreme Court and seats in Pakistani Assembly? Is this our hypocrisy or ignorance or our compulsion or fear of Master?

Should we continue this confusing attitude further, where everything from fundamental rights, access to free and impartial Justice and possession of our centuries old properties, honour and dignity have been taken away and even our very existence between China and Pakistan is on the brink of extinction, but we are silent.  Are we waiting till this small nation of 2 million to vanish? God forbid!!

Abdul Hamid Khan
Balawaristan National Front (BNF)
Head Office: Majini Mahla, Gilgit, Balawaristan (Pakistan & China Occupied Gilgit Baltistan)
          Ph: 0032 22311750